My question involves a speeding ticket from the State of: Washington
I got a ticket from a photo radar device in a school zone of a middle school. It was an automatic system and no officer was present. The school zone was in effect until 4:30pm and I got a ticket at 4:24pm. School is dismissed at 3:15 and the school office closes at 4:00pm. There were no after school functions and the school was vacant and parking lot was empty.
An elementary school nearby just a few miles down the road has the same school hours of operation, but its school zone is in effect only until 4:00.(and it is not radar enforced)
Do I have a case based on the fact different schools in the same community have different school zone effect times (even though their hours of operation are the same) and it is confusing driving around town wondering which school zone goes until 4:30 and which and others 4:00 when the signs are small…and-or-also… because the school was empty, it was 25 minutes after the school had closed and it was so close to the 4:30 mark.
As I side note, I was on a motorcycle, which does not have a clock, so I was unware of the exact time, but I knew it was well passed 4pm and noticed the school was vacant. 6 minutes…give me a break.